Since his birth on May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have kept their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor out of the limelight.
However, fans of the royal family got another glimpse at the couple’s new bundle of joy in celebration of Father’s Day.
On Instagram, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a photo of Archie snuggled in his father’s arms in honor of Harry’s first Father’s Day.
The caption read:
Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex!
The photo came with some backlash as people were frustrated that they couldn’t see Archie’s full face. However, many defended the royal couple for understandable wanting to protect their son from the public:
I don’t blame them one bit for hiding him…. we haven’t been the nicest to Meghan… and that’s just a unfortunate truth… I think the picture is beautiful and creative
Why do people feel like they are entitled to access to this baby?
Baby Archie belongs to his parents and it is their right to post whatever they want! I wouldn’t put my baby on public display every day so that people can pick him apart!
I love this! Protecting Archie’s full identity and showing Harry’s Wedding ring to represent their love and commitment. Happy Fathers Day.
Love the photograph. Seems to me it’s the parent’s decision whether to show their baby’s photo or not. Not our call. I’m going to enjoy what and when they decide to share. Happy Father’s Day to you Prince Harry.
The picture comes just over a week after Meghan made her first public appearance since giving birth to Archie.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA
The couple was out celebrating Her Majesty’s birthday at the annual Trooping the Colour celebration last week.
However, unlike Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the two youngest members of the royal family — Prince Louis and Archie — weren’t in attendance.
His first name, Archie, seems to be a nod to Princess Diana.
Posted by Dearly Presents on Thursday, May 9, 2019